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A woman was arrested in connection with the mysterious green paint splatter that was found in the National Cathedral [City Desk]
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- D.C.’s first medical marijuana dispensary, Capital City Care, is open for business today. [NBC 4]
- The National Zoo is closing part of the panda house because Mei Xiang might be pregnant. [NBC4]
- Is it expensive to be the wife of a governor? Maureen McDonnell of Virginia thinks so. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Inspector Whatsit: D.C. has not had an assistant inspector general for seven months now. The office says it’s looking but doesn’t know when it will hire one.
Stuffed: Celebritychef Spike Mendelsohn opened his third Good Stuff Eatery in Georgetown Monday.
Meades at the Gallery: The National Portrait Gallery is showing photographs from 19th century photographers Henry and Charles Meade.
Ward 8 Guards: The new headquarters of the Coast Guard opened Monday in Ward 8, but what will it mean for Anacostia and Congress Heights?
- Is D.C.’s economy stalled? [Housing Complex, DCist, WBJ, Post]
- Gun charges thrown out against officer who bought AR-15 with boss’ permission. [Post]
- Bicyclists and pedestrians want more traffic cams. [WAMU]
- Gun activist Adam Kokesh: “a very dangerous man” [WAMU]
- Attempted sexual assault at Anacostia bus stop. [Post]
- Allbritton TV stations, including WJLA and NewsChannel 8, sold to Sinclair Broadcasting. [WBJ]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (email@example.com)
- After decades of struggle, legal weed is finally here. [Post]
- The consequences of sprawl [NYT]
- Green paint splatterer arrested. [City Desk]
- Sure, D.C. should grow. But where? [GGW]
- Seventeen solar townhomes in the works for 17th Street NE. [UrbanTurf]
- Apparently the Farragut North-West and Gallery Place-Metro Center pedestrian tunnels will be done by 2005. [PlanItMetro]
- Senate to House: We’ll see your reckless GSA bill and raise you a sensible one. [WBJ]
- Will a for-sale Dupont mansion become an embassy? [UrbanTurf]
- Former Pigskins owner’s house sells for $4.7 million. [WBJ]
- Today on the market: Detached in Brightwood Park
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Woman arrested under suspicion of vandalizing National Cathedral and possibly the Smithsonian Castle and Lincoln Memorial. [Post]
- A history of D.C. landmark vandalism [Post]
- Dismemberment Plan releases cover art for Uncanney Valley[Dismemberment Plan]
- Exploring D.C.’s murals with geocaching [Greater Greater Washington]
- Quotidian Theatre and Keegan Theatre win some dollars. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
- A robot comes to Fort Reno. [Theodore Carter]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- No texting at the table! [Post]
- Then 10 best things to eat in House and Senate cafeterias [Thrillist]
- Ice cream and cake bakery RareSweets looks for locations in D.C. [Eater]
- Eleven must-try sushi spots around D.C. [Zagat]
- Owners of Bethesda dry cleaners to open Korean restaurant. [Bethesda Mag]
- Preview of Ovvia Osteria, opening next month in Merrifield. [NoVa Mag]